In 2013/14 MY China started importing soybeans and rapeseed oil from Ukraine
In the current MY the supplies of soybeans and rapeseed oil from Ukraine were observed among other import commodities to China. So, in the period of September-November of 2013 Ukraine supplied 131.1 tonnes of soybeans and 219.9 tonnes of rapeseed oil to China. It should be noted that during 5 previous seasons Ukraine exported soybeans to China only once - in December 2010 at the volume of 25 tonnes, and did not export rapeseed oil at all.
But sunflower oil is the main commodity item of the oilseed segment of agricultural commodity exports to China from Ukraine. In the period of September-November of 2013 Ukraine supplied 158.7 thsd tonnes of sunflower oil to the country, which ensured China to the second position in the list of importers of the commodity from Ukraine.
Thus, the exports of fatty products from Ukraine to China form the major share of the general Ukrainian exports of agricultural commodities. In January-November period of 2013 Ukraine exported fats and oils of vegetable or animal origin to China at the sum of 412.9 mln USD, or 90% of the general agricultural exports in the reporting direction (458 mln USD).
You can become acquainted about the future prospects of Ukrainian agricultural exports to China and other countries of Southeast Asia, by taking part in the first international conference "Ukrainian grain to the world!", organized by APK-Inform Agency and Ukrainian Grain Association, which to be held on March 2-4, 2014, in Hong Kong.
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